Definition of delirious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈlɪriəs//
    , also BrE//ˈlɪəriəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlɪriəs//
    Excitement, Happiness
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  1. 1in an excited state and not able to think or speak clearly, usually because of fever He became delirious and couldn't recognize people. By the time she was rescued, she was delirious with cold and fear.
  2. 2extremely excited and happy The crowds were delirious with joy. See related entries: Excitement, Happiness
  3. Extra examples My mind refused to clear and I felt delirious. She was delirious with joy. The crowd went delirious. He became delirious and couldn’t recognize people.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: delirious